Yamaha HPH-50 Closed-back Headphones

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The HPH-50 first appeared on our recommended list for Studio Headphones Under $50 from July 2018 until January 2020 when it had been out-ranked by other headphones. Then in January 2021 its ranking was high enough to go back on the list where it remains today.

It also went onto our recommended list for Closed Back Headphones Under $50 in January 2021 where it remained until being out-ranked in July 2022.


The Yamaha HPH-50 is an affordable closed-back set of headphones with straightforward features that are meant to appeal to those with budget constraints, from casual listeners to home studio owners.

At its core are 38mm neodymium drivers that work well with its closed cup design. It also comes with good swivel mechanism and velour ear pads, both of which are meant to make positioning easy and comfortable.

For plugging in, it comes with a 1/8″ plug and a 1/4″ adapter.


  • Type: Closed-Back
  • Driver Type: Dynamic
  • Driver Diameter: 38 mm
  • Magnet Type: Neodymium
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
  • Maximum Input Power: 1000 mW
  • Sensitivity: 103 dB
  • Impedance: 35 Ohms
  • Weight: 4.64 oz
  • Cable: 6.5′

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